If you’re joining us at Trent Bridge for the pink ball, day-night Specsavers County Championship Division One fixture against Worcestershire, read on, as our matchday info guide tells you all you need to know to ensure maximum enjoyment from your day out.
You can be happy in the knowledge that you will be visiting a venue voted the best spectator experience in the country by cricket supporters for nine years in succession, and one that holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Adults can enjoy a day of Specsavers County Championship cricket for £17, whilst seniors (65+) and Under-21s can attend for £12. Junior tickets (Under-16s) are priced at £9, with free entry for children aged under 3 on April 30 2018.
Seating is unreserved, meaning you are welcome to sit anywhere in the ground, with the exception of the exclusive seating in front of the Pavilion, which is for Members only.
Tickets In Advance
There are three different ways to purchase tickets in advance:
- Call the Ticket Office on 0115 8990300
- Visit the Ticket Office in person
Tickets purchased more than two working days in advance will be sent in the post. If purchased afterwards, they will be available for collection from the Ticket Office.
Alternatively, you can use the print-at-home option, while ticket codes will also scan on smart phones.
Tickets On The Day
Feel free to purchase tickets from the Ticket Office on arrival at the ground. Window counters for this purpose are situated on Bridgford Road, adjacent to the Hound Road turning.
If you can’t get here for the start of play, you can pop in after the tea interval to watch the final session at the reduced price of £5 for adults, seniors and Under-21s and £1 for juniors (Under-16s).
Ticket office & hotline opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm
- Saturday: 9.30am-1pm.
- Opening hours are extended on matchdays.
Hours of Play
Please note that as this is a day-night match, the starting time is three hours later than is customary for Specsavers County Championship matches at this time of year.
Gates open at 12noon, with start of play scheduled for 2pm. The first session will take place between 2pm and 4pm, before a 40-minute interval. The second session will then take place between 4.40pm and 6.40pm (or when 32 overs remain, whichever is later) before a 20-minute second interval. The scheduled close of play is at 9pm.
96 overs are scheduled per day. Overs lost to bad weather can be made up in subsequent days, up to a maximum of eight per day. In the case of a 104-over day, times will be announced each day.
Where To Find Us
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is situated in West Bridgford, in very close proximity to both Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs. Our postcode is NG2 6AG.
As you approach, you can’t miss the circular floodlights.
We are a couple of miles from Nottingham City Centre, a mile or so from the train station and our city is blessed with one of the best public transport networks in the UK.
We have gates through which to enter the ground situated on Bridgford Road, Radcliffe Road, Hound Road and Fox Road.
You’ll need your membership card or match ticket at the ready to gain entry.
Car Parking And Travel Information
Car Parking for spectators is available priced at £3 (£2 for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Members) at Notts Sports Ground (Lady Bay, postcode NG2 5AA).
Once those car parks are full, the Nottingham Forest car park (off Lady Bay Bridge and Scarrington Road) will be used as an overflow.
Riders are able to park their bikes at the ground, in bike racks situated on the Smith Cooper Stand and Radcliffe Road Stand concourses, until an hour after close of play.
Travelling By Bus
Regular bus travel is available to the ground, with bus stops situated on Bridgford Road and Radcliffe Road.
To plan you bus journey visit www.nctx.co.uk/cricket
Travelling By Tram
The nearest tram stops, are at Nottingham Station and Queens Walk, which are a 20-minute walk from the ground. Anyone travelling from outside the city can take advantage of NET’s free park and ride facilities.
As an added incentive to take the tram, NET will be running its £2 return event ticket offer for all match ticket holders and Members of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. To take advantage of the deal, fans need to select the Event Ticket option from the ticket vending machine before boarding the tram, and make sure they have their match ticket or Membership card to hand for inspection.
Additionally, as above, you can also purchase a group ticket for £5, which is up to two adults and three children (under the age of 19).
Find out more about tram travel at: www.thetram.net
Travelling By Train
The ground is approximately a 15-minute walk from Nottingham Train Station towards West Bridgford and over the bridge, with regular buses also taking the route.
Trent Bridge Shop
For souvenirs, replica shirts, bats, balls and training wear, have a browse around our new Club Shop, which was opened by former Notts and England player James Taylor ahead of the One-Day International against Australia, is situated on the Radcliffe Road concourse.
Scorecards are available at the Ticket Office, Radcliffe Road Reception and Trent Bridge Shop at the nominal price of 50p.
Grace The Hallowed Turf
During the lunch and tea intervals, weather permitting, you'll be able to make your way onto our hallowed turf, with a bat and ball, and crack on with an impromptu game. Please note, only softballs are permitted.
Ample toilet facilities are located, and well signposted, in various locations around the ground.
Baby Changing Facilities
Changing facilities are available in the Members’ Pavilion disabled toilets, as well as in the squash complex ladies’ toilets (access via the Ticket Office near the back entrance to the Pavilion), the William Clarke Stand ladies’ toilets, the Hound Road ladies’ toilets and the first-floor toilets on the East Wing of the Radcliffe Road Centre. Please feel free to ask any steward for directions.
The squash complex changing rooms can be made available upon request from a steward as further baby changing facilities accessible to men, or as a quiet feeding area.
The weather can take turns during the day, so please bring clothing to cover all eventualities.
Information for Disabled People
Wheelchair viewing positions are available in-front of the William Clarke and Smith Cooper Stands, as well as the Hound Road Upper, Radcliffe Road Lower and the top of the Smith Cooper Stand.
Please feel free to ask your nearest steward or Member of staff if you have any questions, who will be delighted to assist you.
Food & Drink
The Cricketers’ Suite Restaurant, situated on the first floor of the Radcliffe Road Stand, will be serving delicious homemade hot and cold food, including children's meals, takeaway meals and vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options. Prices are £7.25 for a main hot meal and £3.25 for desserts.
The all-important ice cream van will, meanwhile, be located on the Smith Cooper Stand concourse.
If you still wish to bring your own food & drink, please ensure that any food or soft drinks are in plastic or cardboard containers; avoiding alcohol, cans, glassware or metal cutlery.
Designated smoking areas are assigned in various concourse areas, but smoking (including e-cigarettes) is only permitted in these areas, so please refrain from smoking in your seat.
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